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The Essential James Bond Band


Ladies and Gentlemen, we're proud to present to you The Number One James Bond Themed Tribute Band - The Essential James Bond Band.

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Where do we start? Only a few bands of this standing and calibre actually exist anywhere on the planet. For the ultimate in sophistication, sheer class and that elusive WOW factor, you simply can't give your guests a better experience than The Essential James Bond Band.

This is an explosive and frankly awe inspiring 13 piece live band.

First formed in 2004 as the first James Bond themed tribute band in the world, they have since toured the UK extensively and are now regularly booked overseas, establishing an enviable world wide reputation.

In 2007, the band shared joint billing with The National Symphony Orchestra at the Quex Prom in the Park performing to over 6,000 people. In 2013 they appeared on the BBC for a Bond Themed TV wedding.

As well as appearing at events in Monte Carlo, Guernsey, Switzerland, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Czech Republic, Italy, Majorca & Germany, the band has also played at almost every major venue in the UK including The Natural History Museum, NEC Birmingham, Royal Courts Of Justice, The Waldorf, Pinewood Studios and many many more.

The Essential James Bond band will provide music for your entire evening, including up to two and a half hours of live music.

Whether you choose to just have Bond music, or have a set of party music, this band has all the basses covered.  They have up to 2 hours of James Bond covers, and far more in Party and Dance music.  Their party set is just as electric as the Bond set - and will pack any dance floor of any age range with their grooves and moves.

They provide PA, Lighting, Sound Engineer and DJ as part of their price, and optional extras include dancers, look-a-likes, stunt team, backdrops and props.

They can cater for a wide range of requirements when it comes to size, space and budget, with 5/6, 10 & 13 Piece - with the larger groups being fully LIVE with no backing tracks or pre-recorded music involved.

The band comprises of some of the very top musicians in the country from leading Orchestras, West End Shows and Session Musicians.  The 13 Piece version brings to your event a sound that has never been heard and is unrivaled when it comes to James Bond Covers, and their stunning 6 piece horn section is not to be missed.

From the very first time the now instantly recognizable James Bond Theme was heard in “Dr. No” the James Bond films have developed into perhaps the most popular series ever. The exotic locations, the actors, the Bond Girls, the Villains, Miss Moneypenny, Q, the Gadgets – these are all things we have come to expect from a Bond film, BUT of course, also a stunning, electrifying and engrossing musical score is part of that package! To add the icing on the cake, there is always the feature of an outstanding and market leading singer to deliver that classic Bond title track.

The Essential James Bond Band, being the longest serving and only professional James Bond Band know just how to give you an experience that will leave your guests talking about it for years and years - guaranteed.

Get an instant quote for this frankly astonishing band and check availability for your next event. Please note that instant quotes are base on the 10 piece line up. Remember you can upgrade to the full 13 piece band or have the more compact 5 or 6 piece line ups.  Just ask. Please note, as you might expect, a band of this quality is VAT registered, so instant quotes are subject to the addition of VAT at the prevailing rate.  VAT is NOT included in quotes.

Here are some of the venues the band has performed in;

Royal Courts of Justice

National History Museum

The Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaelogy

Royal College of Music

Thorpe Park

Kensington Roof Gardens

Waldorf Hotel

The Wyndham Grand Hotel

La Bagnaia Resort, Italy

Cliveden House Hotel

Quex Prom in The Park

Pinewood Studios

Spectrecom Studios

Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel

Centre Parcs

Warner’s Hotels

St James’ Hotel, London

Grosvenor Hotel, London

The Lancaster, London

Hotel De Paris, Monte Carlo

The Fairmont, Monte Carlo

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This is just a flavour of the style of music we play. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.JAMES BOND THEME
2.FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
3.GOLDFINGER
4.THUNDERBALL
5.MR KISS KISS BANG BANG (from THUNDERBALL)
6.YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
7.ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
8.WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN WORLD
9.DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
10.LIVE AND LET DIE
11.THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
12.NOBODY DOES IT BETTER (from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME)
13.BOND 77 (from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME)
14.MOONRAKER
15.FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
16.ALL TIME HIGH (from OCTOPUSSY)
17.A VIEW TO KILL
18.THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
19.LICENCE TO KILL
20.GOLDENEYE
21.TOMORROW NEVER DIES
22.JAMES BOND THEME (from TOMORROW NEVER DIES)
23.THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
24.DIE ANOTHER DAY
25.YOU KNOW MY NAME (from CASINO ROYALE)
26.ANOTHER WAY TO DIE (from QUANTUM OF SOLACE)
27.SKYFALL
28.WRITINGS ON THE WALL (from SPECTRE)
29.UPTOWN FUNK – Bruno Mars
30.GREASE IS THE WORD – Frankie Valli
31.SIR DUKE – Stevie Wonder
32.VALERIE – Amy Winehouse
33.SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Lynyrd Skynyrd
34.WORKING NINE TO FIVE – Dolly Parton
35.SUPERSTITION – Stevie Wonder
36.FUNKY MUSIC – Wild Cherry
37.CAR WASH – Rose Royce
38.LOST IN MUSIC – Sister Sledge
39.SEPTEMBER – Earth Wind And Fire
40.BOOGIE OOGIE – Taste Of Honey
41.LE FREAK - Chic
42.LONG TRAIN RUNNING – Doobie Brothers
43.ADDICTED TO LOVE – Robert Palmer
44.SOUL MAN – Sam & Dave
45.KNOCK ON WOOD – Sam & Dave
46.LADY MARMALADE – Labelle
47.SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED – Stevie Wonder
48.I WILL SURVIVE – Gloria Gayner
49.BEAT IT – Michael Jackson
50.I WISH – Stevie Wonder
51.SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY – Jocelyn Brown
52.EASY LOVER – Phil Collins
53.SUMMER OF 69 – Bryan Adams
54.UP TO DATE MEDLEY - Various
55.MR BRIGHTSIDE – The Killers
56.DON’T STOP BELIEVING – Don’t Stop Believing
57.PLACE YOUR HANDS - Reef
58.SEX ON FIRE – Kings Of Leon
59.LIVING ON A PRAYER – Bon Jovi
60.SWEET CHILD OF MINE – Guns And Roses
61.DON’T STOP ME NOW - Queen
62.LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU – Robbie Williams
63.MUSTANG SALLY - Commitments
64.NUTBUSH – Tina Turner
65.GIMME SOME LOVIN – Blues Brothers
66.PIECE OF MY HEART – Erma Franklin
67.SWEET HOME CHICAGO - - Blues Brothers
68.LETS STICK TOGETHER – Bryan Ferry
69.SIMPLY THE BEST – Tina Turner
70.UNCHAIN MY HEART – Joe Cocker

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The Essential James Bond Band

They say that John Barry's music was to James Bond films what hair was to Samson.
If that is the case, The Essential James Bond Band Show make its tight, cohesive sound as strong as any orchestra.
A hugely entertaining revue by charismatic musicians with evocative vocal renditions which encapsulates the glamour of Bondian classics and breathes vibrant new life into lesser known Bond gems, The Essential James Bond Band Show impossibly captures that Big Bond sound from Barry and beyond. Where all other Bond concerts end, The Essential James Bond Band Show begins!

The Essential James Bond Band

I would like to thank you and your band members for the amazing performance during my website’s 20th anniversary James Bond party at the Pinewood Hotel. Performing the complete catalogue of James Bond theme songs in front of an audience of 100 Bond connoisseurs, fan club presidents, magazine editors and Bond music lovers from around the world must have given you some sleepless nights, but I can tell you the verdict was unanimous: The best performance of theme songs we ever witnessed! It was an awesome show and I can only congratulate you with the group of talented people you have formed around you. The way you guys nailed those songs was simply amazing. I have never heard the words “Better than the original” more often in one evening than during my event. So once again, thank you so much for all the work you put in to it. I will surely recommend The Essential James Bond Band to all my friends from the James Bond fan community, as I am sure whoever books your band will have the most fabulous James Bond tribute band imaginable during his or her event. Fans will not be disappointed! Looking forward to working with you again in the future, all the best.

The Essential James Bond Band

I have been a fan of James Bond music since I was 8. I book to see every concert, every tribute. I even flew to New York to see The famous Losers' Lounge tribute to John Barry and James Bond. I have not missed one Carl Davis show BUT the Band and the show that tops them all is The Essential James Bond Band 's wonderful journey through the Bond catalogue. Magnificent singing and arrangements so true to the originals but electrifying 'modern' literally blow the audience away. The show is seamless with a witty and suave Compere that makes the evening a complete entertainment. This is a band and a show that will convert you to a James Bond music fan (even if you didn't think you would be) 007 may be the theme but the score is 10 out of 10 for this terrific show. I will never be able to thank you all enough for tonight.The sheer brilliance alone is beyond words but the performance of you all and a most fantastic Compere made this a perfect night. I cannot wait to meet you all again I am almost in tears as I write this. You all surpassed my wildest dreams.

The Essential James Bond Band

The Essential James Bond Band Show is a thrilling and entertaining band that brings the Bond classics we know so well in an original way while staying very close to the original. I particularly liked the rawness of “The Man With The Golden Gun” and the amazing instrumental Bond 77. The band members clearly enjoy what they’re doing and so does the audience.

The Essential James Bond Band

The Essential James Bond Band is quite simply the greatest 007 tribute band imaginable. Some of the songs actually sound even better than the original versions. The band provides a flawless evening of superb entertainment- a class act worthy of Mr. Bond himself.

The Essential James Bond Band

I had high expectations and I was not disappointed . The band made an excellent performance.

The Essential James Bond Band

The singers Kerry and Matthew sang a myriad of Bond songs to well-deserved rapturous applause. The animated guitarist David sang only one song, You Know my Name and it was brilliant! I think I can honestly say they are the best Bond tribute band I have ever had the pleasure of seeing and listening to… if you get an opportunity to see them just take some time out, occasionally close your eyes and listen to quality musician’s at their best.

The Essential James Bond Band

Absolutely sublime, just phenomenal. I think The Essential James Bond Band are just incredible. I was speaking to friends after the show - the music of Bond encompasses so many different genres; Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical and The Essential James Bond Band does them all and Warren (band manager) I think is just an amazing person. I'm a huge fan of Sam Smith, but Kerry's version of Writing's On The Wall is way better. I also thought the rocking version of You Know My Name was absolutely stonking, really amazing, and I now have a renewed appreciation for The Living Daylights. They brought their own flavour to the songs and improved on some of them as well!

The Essential James Bond Band

The band was amazing. I really loved the Spectre theme song - it was amazing! My favourite was Surrender (from Tomorrow Never Dies).

The Essential James Bond Band

We were nervous this was one of those things where you had to pretend they are really good, and they are not really - but we sat there and we were like, this is actually amazing, once they hit On Her Majesty's Secret Service (8th track), it was literally amazing all the way home. We even thought The Man With The Golden Gun was better than the original - the performance out did the original in our eyes. The energy was there, they played off each other so well and we both even had tears in our eyes at some points. Then they did Writings On The Wall - only their second ever performance of it - and Kerry rocked it, she nailed it, I had a real tear in my eye. It was beautiful, it really was fantastic. The ending of the first half, where the brass section come out to the front of the stage in Nobody Does It Better, that's a real show ender, a real climax.

The Essential James Bond Band

Nobody does (or has done) it better than The Essential James Bond Band Show when it comes to recreating the original sound of the extraordinary music featured in the James Bond films, a vital part in any cinematic adventure. I was totally blown away by the talent demonstrated by the band and its artists after hearing them live in concert. Thank you for a truly unforgettable performance.

The Essential James Bond Band

I can say hand on heart I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The band captured the spirit of the Bond songs perfectly and felt really authentic. I liked all the little touches including the guitar riffs, muffles trumpets and of course the great singing. I really enjoyed the whole performance and would strongly recommend to anyone who has the chance to see your show.

The Essential James Bond Band

Absolutely fantastic, please pass on our thanks to all involved especially Kerry for a brilliant night of all things Bond.
Madeline had a fabulous time at the The Essential James Bond Band concert in Fleet, Hampshire on Sunday 27th November. Oh what a magical evening, the music and singing was absolutely breathtaking and I cannot think of an evening I have enjoyed more. I shall be spreading the word far and wide! The Essential James Bond Band are without doubt the best James Bond Tribute Band in the business.

The Essential James Bond Band

We booked The Essential James Bond Band Show to perform at our wedding reception. They did a James Bond set before dinner during the canapés, followed by party music after the dinner and for the evening entertainment. The band were absolutely amazing and made the wedding reception fantastic. We have had so many compliments from our wedding guests about the music and the band. I would not have changed anything about the performance as the band were great. On top of the great music, all the band members were extremely friendly and polite to our guests and were overall very professional. Many thanks, Lucy

The Essential James Bond Band

The event went very well. We receive very good feedback for the band. Many thanks, it all worked out perfectly. Best regards, Anita Beiner

The Essential James Bond Band

Your band was incredible! Your huge selection of iconic James Bond theme songs made our 007-themed gala come alive, and added a new level of energy to the night. The variety of vocal and instrument talent and the perfect choice of dance songs at the end, set The Essential James Bond Band apart from any others I’ve heard. Thanks for taking our event to a new level!

The Essential James Bond Band

I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism in both the time leading up to the event as well as everything that took place on the day of the performance. I still cannot believe you were able to get so many people up dancing. Your performance was outstanding from start to finish and is the main reason this event will be talked about for years to come. You set the bar so high, I have no idea how we’re going to top this next year.

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